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Chavez seeks to increase control, will likely succeed

In two weeks, Venezuela will vote on extensive revisions to its constitution, which would cut the workday to six hours, give homemakers and maids state pensions, significantly increase President Hugo Chavez’s power and give allow him to be re-elected for the rest of his life, according to the New York Times, which called it an “experiment in centralized, oil-fueled socialism? Saturday.
Chavez’s supporters already maintain control over the “National Assembly, the Supreme Court, almost every state government, the entire federal bureaucracy and newly nationalized companies in the telephone, electricity and oil industries,? the New York Times said. If the revisions are passed December 2, which they are likely to, Chavez’ control will increase.